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UN committee calls on countries to protect right to privacy

Germany and Brazil are the main sponsors of the resolution on privacy in the digital age

Home Depot spent $43 million on data breach in just one quarter

The retailer expects 'significant' ongoing expenses from the breach


San Francisco DA pushes for chip payment cards in tech's backyard

Chip-and-PIN technology in credit and debit cards is designed to curb theft and fraud

Adobe tries again to fix Flash vulnerability

Malware authors found a way to continue to exploit a vulnerability patched last month

Bitdefender security appliance for home networks seeks to replace end-point antivirus

Bitdefender BOX can replace or run alongside a home router to scan all network traffic for security threats

Pew poll: Limited knowledge on privacy policies, more on net neutrality

About six in 10 US Internet users were able to correctly define net neutrality in a survey

UK faults tech firm for not alerting authorities before soldier's murder

Tech companies need to take responsibility and start monitoring networks to spot terrorist activity, the UK said

60 things European legislators don't want Canada to learn about air passengers

The European Parliament has put on hold an agreement to continue sending passenger data to Canadian law enforcers

Regin malware linked to attacks on Belgacom, well-known cryptographer

Regin's targets have lead to suspicions that the U.S. and U.K. may have created it

NSA privacy director defends agency's surveillance

The agency's first privacy director answers public questions on Tumblr

'Less' means more to malware authors targeting Linux users

Running the 'less' Linux command on files downloaded from the Internet is dangerous, a researcher said

UK plans to introduce new Web snooping law

The new bill seems to be a somewhat toned-down version of the controversial 'snooper's charter'

Webcam snooper now looking for a job

Insecam's creator, possibly based in Moldova, is looking for remote programming work

Traces of Regin malware may date back to 2006

Regin was known about for some time by the security industry, according to Symantec

Symantec identifies sophisticated, stealthy 'Regin' malware

The back-door-type Trojan was likely developed by a nation state, researcher say

US man sentenced for hacking POS systems at Subway

Former Subway franchise owner sold POS systems to the restaurant chain, then hacked them, the DOJ says

Critical XSS flaws patched in WordPress and popular plug-in

The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to create administrator accounts and take control of websites

NSA chief says cyberattacks on industrial systems are his top concern

Nation states and groups are engaging in risky behavior in the absence of cyberspace rules

Governments act against webcam-snooping websites

Insecam, which broadcast feeds from unsecured webcams, no longer works

Uber, facing public backlash, will rethink privacy

The company is working with a DC law firm to assess its policies

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